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Old 08-29-2010, 03:38 PM
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My hats keep coming loose on my cymbal stand. The wingnut keeps coming loose so when I step on my hats then there's just the pole going up and down. I have to adjust this several times while I play. And then sometimes the washer comes off so I have to take the top hat off and rescrew it.

Can this be fixed by buying a new hi-hat clutch? Or would it be something with my hi hat pole, maybe it's been screwed in too hard with the wingnut from the clutch and now it doesn't catch?

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Old 08-29-2010, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: Hi Hat Clutch

The first thing I would check is the wingnut itself, and then the pole. It's not unlikely that the pole has been screwed into oblivion, in which case you need a replacement pole(which is difficult to replace by itself) or a new hi-hat stand.

For some reason, I keep thinking that getting a drop clutch would help, but I'm sure it wouldn't help at all.

Just my two cents.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:24 AM
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My hats keep coming loose on my cymbal stand. The wingnut keeps coming loose so when I step on my hats then there's just the pole going up and down.

Can this be fixed by buying a new hi-hat clutch?
Sounds like the thread is stripped.

Yep, buy a new clutch.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:38 AM
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A new clutch is cheap. And worth it.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:20 AM
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Default Re: Hi Hat Clutch

If it's the pole, go to a hardware store and buy a thread die that fits the old pole and either cut off and rethread the pole or buy some stock and thread it as a replacement. I did the latter when i needed a shorter pole for a specific application. Also, clutches are pretty cheap and used ones can be found, too.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:23 AM
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Default Re: Hi Hat Clutch

just bought a pearl triple lock hi hat clutch. hopefully it will serve me well :)
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:44 AM
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hopefully it will serve me well :)
I have standard and drop clutches with the triple lock. They've served me well mate. Hope it fixes your probs.
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